Data shows 94% of state coronavirus tests are negative

BY PCC STAFF

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 102 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19 through Friday and Saturday, for a total of 336 positive cases.

There have been a total of 5,348 test results reported by the state, which includes 5,013 negative, or 94% of tests conducted by, or reported to the lab, were negative.

The state showed 64 positives on Friday and 38 on Saturday. No deaths were reported in Friday’s figures. The state has had four deaths from the COVID-19 illness.

According to IDPH, one Iowan with COVID-19 passed away Saturday night, an older adult (61-80 years) from Linn County. 

The locations and age ranges of the 38 individuals who tested positive Saturday include:

  • Cedar County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Cerro Gordo County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
  • Dallas County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Dubuque County, 1 child (0-17 years), 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Henry County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Iowa County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years) 
  • Jasper County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Johnson County, 2 adults (18-40), 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)
  • Linn County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Marshall County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years) 
  • Polk County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years) 5 older adults (61-80 years),1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Tama County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Washington County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Winneshiek County 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
  • Woodbury County, 1 adult (18-40 years)

On Friday, the 64 positives were from the following counties:

  • Benton County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Boone County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Buchanan County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Cedar County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Cerro Gordo County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Dallas County, 4 adults (18-40 years), 2 middle-aged (41-60 years)
  • Dubuque County, 1 middle-aged (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Fayette County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Harrison County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
  • Jasper County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Johnson County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Keokuk County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Linn County, 6 adults (18-40 years), 5 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Marshall County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)
  • Muscatine County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)
  • Polk County, 4 adults (18-40 years), 4 middle-aged (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Poweshiek County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Scott County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Shelby County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Tama County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Taylor County, 1 adult (18-40 years)

A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID-19 in Iowa is provided by IDPH and can be found here. In addition, a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431. The state of Iowa has started sharing the number of negative tests conducted at outside labs, and is providing additional information on the conditions of those infected with COVID-19.

Gov. Reynolds will hold a press conference Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The press conference will be livestreamed and posted in full on Governor Reynolds’ Facebook Page

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